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Washington County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 207,981 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 202,897 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 39,042
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,499
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 62,570
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,548 (it was 18,560 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 857 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 243 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washington County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.1%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washington County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 101,664  (48.9%)
Females: 106,317  (51.1%)
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Washington County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,998 ($37,607 in 1999)

This county:

$57,998
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $700)
This county:

$558
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $167,100 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Washington:

$167,100
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,400 - $275,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $208,282
Here:

$208,282
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,097
Here:

$184,097
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $109,735
Here:

$109,735
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,766
Here:

$144,766
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,175
Here:

$187,175
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $60,906
Here:

$60,906
State:

$63,841

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,392
Here:

$25,392
State:

$105,994
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,313
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 1,558

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 794 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2001: 664 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2002: 723 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2003: 769 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2004: 792 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2005: 808 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2006: 672 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2007: 586 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2008: 517 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2009: 451 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 442 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2011: 359 buildings, average cost: $220,900
  • 2012: 468 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2013: 418 buildings, average cost: $235,400
  • 2014: 426 buildings, average cost: $244,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,323 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,587 (1.1%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.3%
Washington County:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.6 years old
(Males: 43.2 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 36.3 years old, American Indian residents: 20.8 years old, Asian residents: 36.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Washington, Canonsburg, Donora, California, Charleroi, Monongahela, McMurray, Thompsonville, Centerville, Gastonville.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Washington County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.279 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Butte County, California , Carroll County, Indiana , Delaware County, Indiana , Howard County, Indiana , Union County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,902
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,359 (57.5% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

2.1%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 918
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,264
  • 1990 to 1999: 868
  • 1980 to 1989: 339
  • 1970 to 1979: 264
  • Before 1970: 1,154
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.5%

Washington County marital status for males Washington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 68,255
  • One, attached: 7,500
  • Two: 3,476
  • 3 or 4: 2,157
  • 5 to 9: 3,232
  • 10 to 19: 1,151
  • 20 to 49: 1,652
  • 50 or more: 1,865
  • Mobile homes: 5,232
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 36,805 (339 second mortgage, 5,752 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,043

Here:

59.0% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic53,77728
Mainline Protestant28,797129
Evangelical Protestant16,87197
Other1,4598
Black Protestant1,34011
Orthodox1,2757
None104,301-
Washington County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Washington County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Washington County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 119
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

30.9%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 104 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,037
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $147.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,205
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,303
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.34%
Corn for grain: 5004 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 609 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1278 harvested acres
Vegetables: 595 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 483 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Washington County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 111.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from Washington County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 08, 2004 to September 09, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1555: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 03, 1985 to November 06, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-754: November 09, 1985, FEMA Id: 754, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington County (%):

  • Italian (15%)
  • German (14%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 76,356 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 7,348 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 399 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 658 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 90 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 2,412 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 4,794 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 2,045 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,556 people in nursing homes
  • 868 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 225 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 173 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 75 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 57 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 47 people in religious group quarters
  • 44 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 28 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 3,536 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 423 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 355 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 111 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 87 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 81 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,614.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.48% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($30,016 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($21,543 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.57%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.46% ($56,179 average AGI)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.29% ($36,992)
to Fayette County, PA  0.20% ($38,151)
to Greene County, PA  0.12% ($35,830)
to Beaver County, PA  0.08% ($36,385)
to Hancock County, WV  0.05% ($38,949)
to Butler County, PA  0.04% ($55,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 42,176 (35,783 aged, 6,393 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,348 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,934)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,587)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,062)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,634)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (1,372)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,325)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,222)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,191)
  • Congestive heart failure (893)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (795)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,926
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 302
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,392

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,252
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.3
  • Suffocation - 21.7
  • Other - 23.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 207,981
  • In family households: 168,225 (29,697 male householders, 24,672 female householders)
    43,036 spouses, 57,650 children (53,962 natural, 1,105 adopted, 2,583 stepchildren), 2,763 grandchildren, 793 brothers or sisters, 3,103 parents, 2,056 other relatives, 4,455 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34,370 (11,663 male householders (9,281 living alone)), 17,085 female householders (14,991 living alone)), 5,622 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,386

Size of family households: 26,969 2-persons, 11,649 3-persons, 10,143 4-persons, 3,094 5-persons, 1,865 6-persons, 649 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,272 1-person, 4,144 2-persons, 225 3-persons, 107 4-persons.

28,004 married couples with children.
9,667 single-parent households (3,509 men, 6,158 women).

96.4% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,351,917,000 ($6,571 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,996,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $634,049,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $420,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,235,000
Federal grants: $219,555,000
Federal procurement contracts: $27,905,000 ($15,592,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $46,045,000 ($9,726,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $822,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $45,803,000
Federal Government insurance: $72,233,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,985
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,687
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +317
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,095
Here +25 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.27 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,078
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,564
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,064
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,777
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,261
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,809
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,875
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,947
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,392
  • 1939 or earlier: 24,769
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 540
  • 4 rooms: 4,753
  • 5 rooms: 10,927
  • 6 rooms: 15,685
  • 7 rooms: 10,723
  • 8 rooms: 7,559
  • 9+ rooms: 11,607
  • 1 room: 662
  • 2 rooms: 917
  • 3 rooms: 3,889
  • 4 rooms: 6,620
  • 5 rooms: 4,048
  • 6 rooms: 2,841
  • 7 rooms: 1,219
  • 8 rooms: 470
  • 9+ rooms: 603
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 944
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,807
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,514
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,914
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,615
  • no bedroom: 704
  • 1 bedroom: 5,598
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,492
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,102
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,127
  • 5+ bedrooms: 246
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 1,643
  • 1 vehicle: 15,166
  • 2 vehicles: 28,831
  • 3 vehicles: 10,761
  • 4 vehicles: 4,189
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,258
  • no vehicle: 4,649
  • 1 vehicle: 10,796
  • 2 vehicles: 4,980
  • 3 vehicles: 656
  • 4 vehicles: 175
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

87% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Pennsylvania.

Washington County:

87.0%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 173,019
  • Other state: 29,572
  • Northeast: 5,197
  • Midwest: 8,062
  • South: 12,462
  • West: 3,851

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.8%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.6%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (56.7%)
  • Electricity (36.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,906
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 949
Here:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,111
Here:

26.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $7,414,000
    Health - Other: $418,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000
    Air Transportation: $133,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $31,516,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $25,794,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,991,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,191,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,923,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,708,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,732,000
    Police Protection: $3,106,000
    Financial Administration: $2,581,000
    Regular Highways: $2,446,000
    General - Other: $2,203,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,318,000
    Parks and Recreation: $634,000
    Libraries: $161,000
    Local Fire Protection: $103,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $44,076,000
    Benefit Payments: $3,354,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,135,000
    Withdrawals: $524,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,760,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $479,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Health - Other: $311,000
    Police Protection: $128,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,166,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $27,982,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,956,000
    Regular Highways: $286,000
    Air Transportation: $176,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,769,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,452,000
    From Parent Local Government: $2,041,000
    From Other Governments: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,563,000
    All Other: $7,217,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,074,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,941,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,377,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,554,000
    Sale of Property: $422,000
    Rents: $396,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,092,000
    All Other: $3,217,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,304,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
    Highways: $59,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $484,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,126,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,225,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,301,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,000,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $91,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $20,526,000
    Total Federal Securities: $17,709,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,529,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,405
  • Number of aged recipients: 368
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,037
  • Number of recipients under 18: 858
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,645
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 902
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,800
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,607
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED675$130,1261,123$161,8613,573$166,561543$47,0229$309,333174$87,94340$65,075
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$129,42970$130,200341$158,56343$32,9071$120,00015$94,80010$76,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED81$123,444129$118,9771,468$145,636385$33,9646$76,16755$82,29151$59,412
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$127,26987$158,345845$156,55957$57,1751$90,00029$113,34516$91,563
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$90,76919$171,895192$156,95311$120,5450$02$303,0003$46,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED223$184,65998$200,2961$98,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED89$203,62934$179,9713$82,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$251,38915$299,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$211,88912$255,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$223,6003$236,0003$124,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Washington County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,88974.8 years
Mary2,64180.6 years
William1,73773.6 years
Joseph1,41374.9 years
James1,39372.1 years
Charles1,16674.0 years
George1,15075.3 years
Anna1,07982.4 years
Robert1,06571.0 years
Margaret1,06379.6 years
Most common last names in Washington County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45076.8 years
Miller42576.6 years
Johnson26375.4 years
Jones26277.6 years
Wilson23177.4 years
Anderson22676.1 years
Davis21773.3 years
Williams21075.7 years
Martin20876.4 years
Brown20474.6 years
Businesses in Washington County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts4Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's3
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's2Macy's1
Arby's2Marriott1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets19
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's11
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike8
Best Western1Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1OfficeMax1
Burger King4Old Navy1
CVS2Outback1
Cambria1Outback Steakhouse1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless2
Circle K2Penske1
Clarks1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut4
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos3
Cricket Wireless7RadioShack2
Curves3Ramada1
Dairy Queen7Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid10
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn2SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn2SONIC Drive-In1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear2Sears4
Fashion Bug1Skechers USA1
FedEx32Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks5
GNC7Subaru1
GameStop3Subway19
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill9T-Mobile4
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block9T.J.Maxx1
Hilton2Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn3Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda2Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1True Value3
IZOD1U-Haul15
J.Crew1UPS33
JCPenney2Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York5Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Waffle House2
KFC2Walgreens3
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's4
Kohl's1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Washington County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"